Robbery Bulletin: West Fens & Mission Hill

West Fens & Mission Hill Robbery Patterns (affecting Districts D-4 & B-2)fens_thumb.gif Overview: Between June 1st and July 25th, 2006, two robbery patterns have been identified in the West Fens area of District D-4 and the Mission Hill area of District B-2. Due to similarities in incidents and suspect descriptions, the possibility exists that there may be some overlap in criminal activity. The West Fens area has experienced a total of thirteen robberies during this date range. Eleven were street robberies, and two were commercial robberies. All incidents took place between 10:30 PM and 5:00 AM, with the majority occurring between 11:00 PM and 1:00 AM. Within this area, two distinct patterns were present:

  • One involving a Hispanic male suspect that acted in two street robberies and two commercial robberies.
  • The second pattern appears to involve groups of black males (possibly Hispanic, range of 2-7 suspects) robbing people of cash, purses, and cell phones in five separate incidents. Three other incidents occurred within this area involving suspects acting on their own; one of which resulted in an arrest (on 6/1/06).

The Mission Hill area has experienced a total of nineteen robberies during this date range. Seventeen were street robberies, and two were “other” robberies (one residential, one home invasion). This area appears to have two areas of concentration:

  • One concentration is in the area of the Mission Main / Parker St Development and the Alice Taylor / Annunciation Development.
  • The other area of concentration is in the Huntington Ave /Mission Park development.

All incidents took place between 10:00 AM and 4:00 AM, with the majority occurring between 9:30 PM and 3:00 AM. In thirteen of the seventeen incidents, the robberies were committed in groups of 2-5 suspects (most often black males). Six of the incidents were purse snatchings. The majority of the incidents have been unarmed (10), however a knife has been used several times (5). In seven of the incidents the victim was assaulted. Please review the attached map. (PDF file) We also recommend you view the attached list of Personal Safety Tips. (PDF file)